Thought I’d explain a few changes to the site, just about done now, probably no more colour scheme changes – just a little tidying up !
a) Gravatars – global avatars. There is now a small image that pops up to the left of a comment. This is an avatar that is registered to the email address that you use, and usually works on all blogs (etc.) that use them – so not only here ! Plus if you register here, and include a website in your details, the gravitar will link back to you. You can register for a gravitar at http://www.gravatar.com and if you don’t have a suitable one to hand, a Google search for ‘avatar library’ will find bucket loads. If you need any help with this, email me. The gravatar shown is the default if you don’t have one.
b) There have also been some changes to the comment form (left), you can now use more wysiwyg formatting features ‘in the box’, add smilies, and even get an email notification if someone else comments on the topic (with or without commenting yourself, for registered users…)
c) I’ve also introduced some ‘image previews’, where, if you hover over links to images, a small preview will appear – you can still click on the links to see the full-size ones. Try these Big Ugly pics, just hover over them – front left right
d) Those of you who are registered can ‘sign in’ at any time by clicking on the small Martin logo’s dotted around the pages – you can now register by clicking on ‘ Register ‘ underneath the login box – or indeed here. A password will be mailed to new users, it’s an anti-spam thing (Check your own spam box in case your email dumps it there…) Once you have a password you can login and change it to something more memorable in your profile. Your details will not be shared with anyone. Again, any problems/questions – email me
Of course, you can still post without registering, but, again, your very first comment on this blog will need to be moderated (again to stop spam) – after that you can comment instantly using the same name/email.
e) Think that’s the most important bits, I well put this up as a ‘Help‘ page.